by Kate Petersen

We all know what a difference a wonderful teacher can make in a child’s life, so don’t forget to show your child’s teacher how much they are appreciated on Teacher Appreciation Day, Tuesday, May 5. If in need of some creative ideas to thank your child’s teacher for all that they do, read on!


Saying: “{insert child’s name} is NUTS about his school! Thanks so much for all that you do.” This small gift of Peanut M&M’s (a container of nuts would work too) is a fun way to let your child’s teacher know that they’re being thought of.


Sayings: “You’re the BEST!” or “The sky is the limit” or “You’re Priceless!” I’m sure teachers also appreciate a thoughtful hand written note from one of their students, or a gift card to a restaurant or store. To spruce up the envelope of either of these gift options, I wrote a few sayings and glued some details (such as decorative buttons, small coins, or scrap booking stickers) to wooden clothes pins, which are great since they easily attach onto the envelope and can continually be used again by the teacher.


A book of thoughtful sayings or quotes can be a great teacher gift. Complete the gift with a bow and a handmade bookmark by your son or daughter listing all the things they like about having him/her as their teacher.


Saying: “You have made NOTABLE difference in our child’s life. Thank you!” A stack of small notepads with a nice pen tied up with a bow and a cute saying is a practical and easy gift to give to your child’s teacher.